Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kakatoo @ Ativo Plaza, Bandar Sri Damansara

Bird-watchers can consider fluttering over to Kakatoo, a parrot's paradise of a restaurant with a colourfully feathered setting at Bandar Sri Damansara's Ativo Plaza.

Creatively conceived crepes might make some customers coo here: We rather like the signature one (RM16+), well-stuffed with a fried egg, chicken ham & mushrooms.

No-fuss comfort food; adventurous diners can also order a Malaysian-influenced crepe that's filled with a fish fillet, mango kerabu & Nyonya gravy. Maybe we'll try that one next time.

What we like about Kakatoo is that it's confident enough to be transparent about its inspirations. Kakatoo's owner freely acknowledges that the idea for this charcoal-coloured Moo Moo Crepe (RM20.90+) stuffed with a beef patty, cheese, pickles & aioli dressing comes from MyBurgerLab's signature burgers.

Naturally, sweet crepes are on the menu too. No regrets gobbling up this sugar-packed one, elegantly plated & generously laden with apple compote, oatmeal crumble, salted caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream. RM14+. Cool prices here.

The rest of the menu is somewhat something-for-everyone: smoked salmon fettuccine & lamb shanks for fans of Western fare, alongside cencaru fish with stuffed sambal, curry fish head & otak-otak for local cuisine lovers.

Surprise! Wine's available; the red turns out to be a sweet Lambrusco (RM80+).

Ativo Plaza's kinda nice, a family-friendly complex with outdoor playgrounds, fountains & plenty of space for strolling.

Kakatoo
Block B, Ativo Plaza, Jalan PJU 9/1, Damansara Avenue, Bandar Sri Damansara
Daily, 1130am-10pm

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34 comments:

  1. The sweet crepes looks real good, I'm a sweet lover ^^

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    1. 比比: think you might enjoy these crepes then! =)

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  2. never seen crepes made to be eaten that way, I normally had the sweet version haha
    Heaven Knows

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    1. Chiew Nee: ya, I guess the sweet crepes are the most popular ones here! =)

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  3. Sweet crepes for me too, I don't really fancy savoury ones. :)

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, I guess personally, I have more of a 'salty tooth' than a sweet one :D

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  4. I think I will go for the sweet one too! :P

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    1. CK: a sweet crepe with a cup of coffee! :D

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  5. Lovely cafe! I prefer savoury crepes to sweet (then again I don't have a sweet tooth la). Happy CNY in advance!

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    1. Kelly: yay, we can share a savoury crepe while everyone else indulges in their sweet crepes! :D gong xi fa cai to you too. have a safe and happy one! =)

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  6. Wow! I was just watching a program on sweet crepes last night. I wouldn't mind having the sweet crepes, depending on the sweetness of it.

    Happy Chinese New Year, Sean!

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    1. Waverly: cool coincidence! ya, not too sweet is the best way to go =) here's wishing you a happy celebration in the days ahead too! :D

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  7. I love crepes. Bet I'd like it here.

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    1. Suituapui: you might ... crepes galore! :D

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  8. I love the tropical look....and the birds!!!

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    1. Linda: ya, the birds are a great touch! :D

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  9. Savory crepes! I love that, had it in Melbourne but never over here. I've had savory pancakes here but never crepes. :D

    Cheers for the review, I always like reading yours (usually lurking without commenting coz I have to admit, most times when I'm reading is usually in a car when thinking about where to eat, also with your ebook so I can't really type haha). Your blog is truly unbiased - it's a far cry from the invited reviews I usually read (and used to attend, before realizing that the food & service is not what a regular customer to get) - it's a breath of fresh air.

    Happy CNY to you and yours Sean! :D

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, it's time we see more crepe specialists in KL! :D
      thanks, you're too kind, Huai Bin! I don't quite know how to respond, except to thank you again! :D
      here's wishing you and your loved ones a Chinese new year that'll be filled with beautiful memories :)

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  10. Ohhh this wouldn't burn a hole in the wallet but it ain't French flour I assume! Still I don't mind as long as it taste good! ;)

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    1. Rebecca: heh, ya, not the authentic French preparations or ingredients here, but true, in the end, the recipes here still tasted worthwhile :)

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  11. I'd love to try the moo moo crepe :D

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    1. Ken: that would be the ideal crepe for burger-lovers! :D

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    1. Choi Yen: ooo, that sounds convenient :)

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  13. The decor looks good. Very cozy!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, can linger for an hour or so here :D

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    1. ijunhee: no pork is served here :)

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  15. Can accept celebrate kid birthday party here?If yesm What is the cost for it.
    Thanks

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    1. 娃娃: apologies, you'll have to contact the restaurant directly at 03-6279 0110

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  16. This place charges 50 cents for a small top up of millk for my coffee. This is what you called 'suicidal business'. 1 ringgit for a cup of plain water is still ok. 50 cents for milk for my coffee is bad. When I confronted the Manager, she walked off. Not facing saying a word. That is suicidal too.

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  17. This place charges 50 cents for a small top up of millk for my coffee. This is what you called 'suicidal business'. 1 ringgit for a cup of plain water is still ok. 50 cents for milk for my coffee is bad. When I confronted the Manager, she walked off. Not facing saying a word. That is suicidal too.

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